equivocal symptom

e·quiv·o·cal symp·tom

a symptom that points definitely to no particular disease, being associated with any one of a number of morbid states, or one with a presence that remains uncertain or indefinite.

equivocal symptom

Etymology: L, aequus, equal, vocare, to call; Gk, symptoma, that which happens
a symptom that may be attributed to more than one cause or that may occur in several diseases.

e·quiv·o·cal symp·tom

(ē-kwivŏ-kăl simptŏm)
One that points definitely to no particular disease, being associated with any one of a number of morbid states, or one with a presence that remains uncertain.

e·quiv·o·cal symp·tom

(ē-kwivŏ-kăl simptŏm)
Symptom that points definitely to no particular disease, being associated with any one of a number of morbid states, or one with a presence that remains uncertain or indefinite.
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